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How to Backup Ubuntu Server 8.10

Trevor Helps
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We have a dedicated server running Ubuntu 8.10 hosted off-site.

Its running VMWare server 2 which in turn hosts 2 windows servers.  
I back up the vmware folders to offsite storage using WinSCP to connect to the server.

My question is what should I backup from the Ubuntu server itself.  I.E. its entire configuration. If I lose this server I would need to recover it quickly from a base server at the host provider location.  I am only familiar with backing up and restoring Windows servers.  What do I need to backup on ubuntu to capture all settings and installed applications?  Can I restore a server and its apps?  Or would I have to re-install VMWare for example following a restore?

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Graeme
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